NO ONE BUILDS A BRAND BY THEMSELVES
The Lunch Lady evolved from its humble beginnings in 1993 into a thriving business. No one does this by themselves. It is a team effort resulting from the efforts of many people, including mentors, partners, staff and strong family support.
Our association with the Canadian Franchise Association has provided us with many of the tools we have used to grow as a business and given us the opportunity to connect with and learn from our peers in the Franchise Industry
And of course, Our Brand is supported by a dynamic and dedicated Head Office Team who keep things humming at the office every day and support our franchise partners.
Back row, left to right Steve Robinson [Partner and President] Larah [Nutrition and Operations Coordinator] Jim [Partner and CFO] Nancy [Director of Franchise Development]
Left to right front row Jennifer [Branding Coordinator and Operations Coach] Carole [School and Alternate Services Coordinator] Maria [Office Assistant] Rebekah [Director of Food Service and Operations] Ruthie [Founder] Colleen [Office Manager/Book Keeper]
1993 – the Lunch Lady is created by Ruthie Burd
1999 – Jim Essex CGA becomes a partner to franchise the concept.
2001 – the first franchise is sold
2003 – we join the Canadian Franchise Association
2009 – Stan Newman former president of Colour Your World joins to head Corporate Development and reorganize the company –retiring from the Lunch Lady in 2013, his work done
2010 – we moved into our first offices in Vaughan Ontario
2011 – we purchased a competitor called Lunch Connection from the Hamilton Niagara area and hired one of the founders, Steve Robinson as our Director of Sales
2013 – Steve Robinson is appointed President and CEO and third partner